Medicine & TechnologyA necropsy of a beaked whale by researchers from Denmark shows that whales have hand-like appendages underneath their flippers, a pentadactyl limb that has five finger-like bony protrusions.
Bowfin fish (Amia calva) is an evolutionary enigma representing a unique combination of ancient and modern fish. Charles Darwin even described it as a "living fossil," that has evolved slower than most fishes.
Evolutionary time travel is looking backward to what an enzyme used to be billions of years ago before it evolved into its present form. Scientists believe this will help them understand the evolution of an enzyme to predict future versions of them.
A new study suggests that tetrapods are way older than initial estimates. In addition, tetrapods was discovered to have the fastest aquatic to land evolution which they maintained over millions of years.
Two studies investigating how Darwin's finches living in the Galapagos Islands deal with a parasitic avian vampire fly reveal new insights into the theory of evolution that can be used to maintain finch population and deal with parasites around the world.
An international collaboration found the fossils of methane-cycling microbes from 3.42 billion years ago, providing new insights on the potential habitability, or ability to sustain life, of early Earth.